1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/15/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Lottery Director Larry Niswender is retiring the end of November. In a memo to his staff Monday, Niswender said he’s happy with what he’s accomplished and will work to ensure a smooth transition. Niswender joined the agency as deputy director in 2005. He was appointed interim director in 2010 and got the permanent job a year later.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Backers of an Oregon plan to replace the Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River hope to get a special session of the state Legislature as soon as this month to pass a new plan to finance the project. The Oregonian reports the new financing plan relies heavily on tolls, more than $1 billion worth. The project has been in doubt since the Washington Legislature decided against putting up $450 million to match Oregon’s contribution.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An estranged husband charged in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old suburban Portland woman has pleaded not guilty to murder and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Joshua Cavett appeared briefly yesterday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. The Oregonian reports that 27-year-old Jessie Doyle Cavett had filed for divorce and obtained a restraining order against the man. Police say the man shot the woman Saturday at her Gresham apartment and abducted their 2-year-old daughter, Paige.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – The parks department in Oregon City is offering a $500 reward for information that helps convict the vandals who knocked over pioneer grave headstones at Mountain View Cemetery. Damage is estimated at more than $10,000. Oregon City police Sgt. Matthew Paschall says a woman on her daily walk noticed the damage Sunday.


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